Sweet Canistrelli a Corsican Breakfast Tradition Coffee and Cookies
Sweet canistrelli cookies are a Corsican specialty, which are available in many different flavours. Although the recipe comes from Corsica the cookies are easy to find in Provence, from grocery stores, to markets to specialty shops. Or better yet, make them yourself.
Ginger and Nutmeg discovered canistrelli on their trip to Corsica. It is an easy voyage to the beautiful island from several ports in Provence (Marseille, Toulon and Nice) or via airplane. Here is what Nutmeg shared:
It is highly probable, that Nutmeg’s nutritionist friends will not consider this practice remarkably healthy. So only do so sparingly, or when they are not watching.
There is something decadent, childish and delightful about eating cookies with your morning coffee. Ginger and Nutmeg have discovered along their travel routes to Italy and Corsica that this “sweet” tradition is decidedly a part of the routine in some areas.
The Canistrelli are a Corsican classic. These cookies can be found throughout the island and specialty sections of grocery stores in southern France. These biscuits are crunchy and flaky at the same time; the secret is in the olive oil. Canistrelli are not as hard as Italian biscotti. Read the full post here.
Recipe attribution is below.